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« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2009, 10:48:08 PM »

The only thing I hate is the title. "The After Years"? Sounds like some cheesy ass soap.
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« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2009, 01:22:43 AM »

Finished the main part of the game. It was only a few hours, but it was sweet, and I enjoyed it the whole time and did leave me wanting more. I'm not real fond of the episodic release structure, but I'll shell out money to play through them all. I'm glad it did not suck.
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« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2009, 01:25:51 AM »

I wound up grabbing anyway because of the positive reception elsewhere. I really wish they went full blown into making it look like an SNES game rather than leaving the Cellphone graphics alone yet put in Widescreen support and high resolution text/menu stuff, it just makes it feel cheap. Despite this, it is evocative enough of 16-bit RPGs that it's enjoyable to play.
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« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2009, 01:51:18 AM »

The only thing I hate is the title. "The After Years"? Sounds like some cheesy ass soap.

Ha! I think it sounds like the sequel series to The Wonder Years.
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« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2009, 06:57:20 AM »

I got it, and while I think it's a good idea, I'm kinda shocked at how much they reused. The music, the artwork, everything except for a few new sprites, were just rehashes from the original. Don't get me wrong, Uematsu's soundtrack was glorious for back in its day, but now there are a million other composers who could do some work in the same style just to add some newness and variety to the mix... then throw some of the original tracks in at various times for nostalgia.

Reality check... this couldn't have taken a team of 3 people with an old editor more than a month to make.

Mega Man 8 was one thing... the team started from scratch and created all new everything: artwork, music, weapons, but using the technology and style of the original games. FFIV:TAY bearily adds any new artwork (maybe a few new battle backgrounds) or music (none so far), so I'm kinda disappointed. In 2009 it really doesn't feel much different than a college student going to town with RPG Maker.

Still, I'm enjoying it, and it is interesting to experience the same content in a new way. I just wish that they had created some new elements (while keeping the technology in tact, of course).
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« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2009, 06:57:40 AM »

Wow, it's $32 total to get all the chapters.

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« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2009, 07:50:37 AM »

I find it kind of amusing to be upset about that price point. I mean, that's around the cost of the average DS title, and significantly less than most of SE's. Mind, it'd also be nice if they put a bit more thought into this, but it's not like My Life As King where you're paying 5 dollars for more dungeons... you'll never visit. You just send people to them then hear them talk about it afterwards. It's hard to say you're not getting a decent deal with The After Years chapters compared to THAT.
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« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2009, 08:37:42 AM »

This is when we get to the point about pricing for DLC again.  I'd have no problem spending 32 beans for a boxed copy of the game, but that price for /JUST/ DLC is kinda fucked.  Maybe...  Twenty bucks for the whole thing, but...  Yikes.
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« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2009, 08:40:52 AM »

Well, I've justified spending $30 so far on Fallout 3 expansions, so I can easily buy this if it's good enough. The only thing that pisses me off is how the Wii has no ability to let you trial a game.
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« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2009, 02:40:17 PM »

The total cost of the game with all its add-ons will be $37. Considering that it's retro goodness and -- in my books -- a more enjoyable experience than the original FFIV (I'm probably alone on an island about this one), that's a pretty easy buy for me.
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« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2009, 02:58:35 PM »

I still favor the first game more personally, but to each his own. I couldn't get into After Years initially, but turned out great towards the end for me.
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« Reply #26 on: June 02, 2009, 08:53:00 PM »

The total cost of the game with all its add-ons will be $37. Considering that it's retro goodness and -- in my books -- a more enjoyable experience than the original FFIV (I'm probably alone on an island about this one), that's a pretty easy buy for me.

Maybe it depends on how long the chapters are.  I mean, if I get, like, 60 hours out of everything combined...  Yeah, that'd probably be okay.
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« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2009, 09:00:25 PM »

I'd be fine with 30-ish. That winds up being an hour per dollar, and compared to a lot of modern non-RPGs that's a pretty good deal. Then again something like 20 may be ideal simply so I don't have to spend forever on it.

Anyways, unless this somehow amazes me this definitely isn't topping IV. It's meant as nostalgic fan service to a game that isn't some artistic vision that will be ruined by a sequel, and it's doing it's job pretty well. The fact most assets are essentially recycled and not in an interesting fashion like Majora's Mask did pretty much makes it lose by default.
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« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2009, 08:58:09 PM »

Bought it earlier today, but didn't get to mess with it much. I am really liking how it feels like the old SNES game, though. Looking forward to playing more.
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« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2009, 02:15:05 AM »

Downloading it now.
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